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Finite-element method (4 cr)

Code: 8C00CC57-3002

General information


03.12.2021 - 23.01.2022


10.01.2022 - 27.02.2022


4 op

Teaching languages

  • Finnish

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering


  • Samuel Suvanto

Student groups

  • KONE19
  • AUTO19
  • MKONE19


Upon completion of the course, students will be competent in:
- using finite-element methods in the dimensioning of structures.
- using softwares in static analyses of structures.

In addition student will strengthen design and machine safety competences.


- basic principles of finite-element methods
- stiffness matrix
- summing of elements
- loads
- boundary conditions
- basic equations
- truss and beam structures


Lecturers material

Teaching methods

Lectures and exercises

Student workload

Home exercises in addition to lectures

Evaluation scale


Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Satisfactory (1-2): Student understands phenomena related to subject in general level. Student is able to answer to theory questions related to subject. Student is also able to identify and analyze the most relevant formulas related to subject.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Good (3-4): Student is able to answer correctly to theory questions related to subject. In addition student knows how to apply calculation formulas to real life calculation problems.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Excellent (5): Student understands the phenomena related to subject and is able to apply calculation methods to real life dimensioning problems.

Assessment methods and criteria

Examination and exercises


Strength of Materials 1, Matrix algebra